By now, the health benefits of quitting smoking are widely known.

The fact that quitting lowers your risk of lung cancer and heart disease are probably one of the main reasons why 70% of adult smokers say they want to quit permanently.

But the benefits of quitting don’t stop there. No matter what your reason is, quitting smoking can change your whole life for the better.

Look Better

Quitting smoking can cause dramatic improvements to your personal appearance. If you care about your skin, then quitting is one of the best things you can do for your complexion. Nicotine lowers the oxygen in your blood and causes skin to become an ugly grey. When you quit, that oxygen comes back, helping your skin to get back its natural glow.

And it doesn’t stop with the skin. Quitting smoking can also cause your hair to grow in fuller. This is because the toxic chemicals in cigarette smoke creates free radicals, which leads to thinning hair. If hearing that makes you want to smile, then good news. Quitting smoking helps to whiten your teeth and reduces your risk of gum disease.

Extra Sleep 

Beyond just making you live longer, quitting smoking can have real effects on your quality of life. First off, quitting can help you get a better night’s sleep. Smokers are four times more likely to feel unrested after a night’s sleep than non-smokers, according to a study by Johns Hopkins. When you quit, you can start to sleep through the night, giving you the energy you need to live your best life.

Get Your Taste Buds Back

You can finally afford to live your best life with all the money you save by quitting. A pack a day habit can cost you almost £4,000 a year. With the money you save by quitting, you can afford to eat out more often, which you’ll even enjoy more than you did when you smoked. When you quit, nerve endings will start to regroup that will improve your sense of smell and taste, so you can really savour those flavours. Speaking of smells, your clothes will stop smelling like smoke, so you won’t offend those around you in the restaurant.

For men, there’s one way that quitting can really improve your life. The intensity of a smoking habit has been shown to cause erectile dysfunction. By quitting smoking, you can help make sure that ED doesn’t taint your autumn years.

You may have known that quitting smoking would help you live longer, but now you know that quitting will make you live better and look good doing it. Quit today and you can see all the unexpected ways it will improve your life first hand.